The Joys of June

By Drake & Morgan
On 31st May 2017

Tennis in deckchairs, street parties on Carnaby Street – you name it it’s happening. June’s best bits are detailed right here.


Your way through London Food Month

You’ll no doubt have seen it plastered across the tube, but as of tomorrow, The Evening Standard’s London Food Month begins. From a street party on Carnaby street (3rd) and the Night Market at Kensington Palace Gardens (7th – 18th) to a tour of Borough Market with Michelin-star chef Daniel Galmiche, there’s a hec of a lot of fun to be had, and grub to be eaten.

 Out with dad to celebrate Father’s Day

Mother’s Day is taken very seriously every year, so make sure that dad doesn’t feel unloved – he’s just as important after all! Why not treat him to a Sunday roast at The Drift to celebrate? If he’s a tennis fan – watch The Aegon Championships kick off from a deckchair at The Refinery Bankside. The options are endless.



Through the spirits at our tasting masterclasses

Throughout June and for part of July we’ll be holding a serious of tasting sessions in collaboration with London Essence. Every Wednesday an expert will take you through one of our favourite spirits of the minute, with a bit of history and a guided tasting before it’s your turn to do some pairing with London Essence to create your perfect summer serve. Spaces are limited to 20 per session so grab yours before it’s too late. For full details of the masterclasses and to book click here.

Wine galore during London Wine Week

Wine enthusiasts rejoice! The week of unrestrained celebration of the delight that is wine (not that we don’t applaud it all year round ;)) returns on Monday!

Whether you want to show your appreciation by just drinking your favourite bottle in your favourite D&M bar (and who could blame you) or you’re actually heading down to the LWW headquarters at Oval Space make sure to toast to your favourite tipple.

Why not organise a wine tasting with us for something a bit more special?



The tennis in style

As patriotic British folk, we’ll naturally be cheering on our rather more talented fellow countrymen as they represent us in this year’s Queens and Wimbledon championships.

To heighten your viewing we’ve bejewelled out the alfresco terrace at The Refinery Bankside with deckchairs, an outdoor bar and an enormous screen that will be showing both tournaments from start to finish. Now that summer written all over it! If you want to guarantee yourself a deckchair we recommend booking – email

The Nocturne Cycle in comfort

The annual Nocturne Cycle returns once again on Saturday 10th June, and it’s right next door to The Anthologist. They’ll be opening especially from 12pm to mark the occasion for you to have a base from which to watch in comfort and they’ll even be offering takeaway food & drink from 2pm if you want to get right up close to the action. Click here for details of the race and to book your space.



Check out Open Garden Squares Weekend

In association with the National Trust, from 17th – 18th June, over 230 gardens will open their doors for the annual event – 138 of which are usually closed to the public.

Taking place across 27 boroughs, a huge chunk will be across the City of which many are just seconds from our beautiful bars & restaurants. There are even walking tours, activities and events available to participate in and you can check out all the gardens involved right here.

Visit Southbank’s Meltdown festival

The 24th Meltdown festival comes to the Southbank Centre from 9th – 18th June and this year it’s curated by M.I.A. One of London’s most popular music events you’ll find an amazing mix of music from an eclectic range of artists.

With past curators including the likes of David Bowie and Yoko Ono, it’s always a unique affair. And if your legs get tired of boogying come and take a pew at The Refinery, who are just around the corner, for a glass of wine and bite to eat.


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